​How do your Favorite Tall Poppy Writers spend their Girls Night In?

​How do your Favorite Tall Poppy Writers spend their Girls Night In?

Posted by Nalana Lillie, Contributor: Sarah Temraz on Aug 22nd 2020

Cabernet in hand, your favorite candle burning, and the latest book from your fandom series in your lap…you’re cozy, wrapped up in blankets with your fur baby curled at your feet…you couldn’t ask for a better evening in.

I wonder…is there a formula for the perfect night in?

My perfect girl’s night in always consists of three things: a book or favorite TV show, a special drink, and snacks! I love to surround myself with things that are relaxing and make me feel like I’m living an abundant lifestyle for a night.

Wine is the perfect complement to a relaxing evening for me, and I think some of my favorite Tall Poppy authors can agree! P.S. Maybe we should make wine a key fragrance in a candle!

In honor of our limited edition Girls Night In boxes (a love project between Tall Poppy authors and I), I was curious as to how some of my favorite Tall Poppy authors spent their nights in and what they deemed to be necessities for a fun and relaxing evening.

Here’s what they had to say…

Amy Impellizzeri, award-winning author of Lemongrass Hope and I Know How This Ends, enjoys spontaneous nights in with loved ones:

“My perfect Girls Night In is the kind of unplanned and casual evening that finds friends - old and new - sharing secrets, dreams, laughs, and breaking out the good wine saved for a “special occasion.”

This isn’t a surprise if you’ve ever read any of Amy’s books – they are filled with secrets and dreams and magic and hope. In the two books that are featured in our Girls Night In limited edition gift boxes – Lemongrass Hope and The Secrets of Worry Dolls – you’ll find all of those elements. Breaking out the good wine and diving into either gift box is surely one way to ensure you have a great night!


Nicole Baart, critically acclaimed author of Little Broken Things and You Were Always Mine, is a woman after my own heart:

“Good friends, comfy clothes, fine wine. Don’t forget the charcuterie board (must include several cheeses, candied nuts, olives, and whatever fresh fruit is in season), lots of laughs, and GREAT conversation.”

I think she and I need to trade snack ideas!

This Tall Poppy has written some amazing family dramas. Her Little Broken Things Girls Night In gift box is the perfect accompaniment to a night in if you are looking to lose yourself in an engrossing and suspenseful book!

Grab your favorite wine and some yummy treats and escape into a dramatic tale of an affluent suburban family whose carefully constructed facade starts to come apart with the unexpected arrival of an endangered young girl. You won’t regret it!

You can make a night out of any of our Girls Night In boxes as they are the perfect addition to a relaxing night at home. Each box comes with a card that has a note from the author and a recipe they picked to coordinate with the story.


If you’re not set on wine and want to try a new cocktail – you have to try Amy E. Reichert’s The Coincidence of Coconut Cake gift box! I won’t ruin the surprise by there’s a rum drink recipe included that’s do die for!

So how does the author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and The Kindred Spirits Supper Club love to spend her night in? 

My idea of a girls night in needs a roaring fire, good reading light, a great book, and hot cocoa spiked with coffee liqueur. Bonus points if there’s a blizzard roaring outside and a giant bowl of buttery popcorn on my lap.”

Buttery popcorn, hot cocoa, and a roaring fire… you can’t help but wonder…can anything else make this night just a little more perfect?

Obviously, if you grab one of the two Girls Night In boxes that Amy has in the shop, you’ll be well on your way to a great evening in. Whether it’s The Coincidence of Coconut Cake or The Simplicity of Cider, you’ll have an evening filled with stories inspired by strong women told through the lens of food and love.


For Kelly Simmons, author of Where She Went and The Fifth of July, her idea of a perfect night in is: 

If my 3 daughters are home, it’s rom-coms and rosé. If it’s just me — books & bed!”

I love Kelly’s no-fuss approach to an evening in. Simple and calming!

Since Kelly writes stories that are a little more complicated and mysterious, that makes sense! She needs a way to unwind which gives her a break from her writer's mind. In both Where She Went and The Fifth of July gift boxes you’ll find books that have mystery and family tensions that pull you through each story – you won’t be able to put them down until you know what happens!


Maybe your idea of the perfect Girls Night In includes something unexpected! That’s where one of our Bloom Girls Night In boxes comes in to rescue you from your rut!

We asked two Tall Poppy Writer’s who contribute to our Bloom gift boxes how what their favorite girl’s night in would look like:

“My perfect Girls Night In includes all the things that speak peace and tranquility to me: a good book, a fragrant candle, a fine wine, designer chocolates, and my love and my Lab cuddled with me.” - Susan Meissner, author of The Last Year of the War.

“My perfect Girls Night In would be curling up with a good book, a warm blanket, and a moment of peaceful stillness after a long, hot bubble bath by candlelight. Add some snuggles with the ones I love, and I’d call that perfection! — Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Perennials.

Gosh, both of those evenings sound divine! And with the Bloom Girls Night In gift box you receive two surprise books – from historical fiction to mysteries to romance and more – along with a relaxing candle that’s perfect to read with any book or during a peaceful bubble bath.


So how do you spend your girl’s night in?